EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , Boston , MA
Graduate School
  • Harvard School of Public Health , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Pediatrics - Boston Combined Residency Program , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Chief Resident - Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. McDonald LC, Gerding DN, Johnson S, Bakken JS, Carroll KC, Coffin SE, Dubberke ER, Garey KW, Gould CV, Kelly C, Loo V, Shaklee Sammons J, Sandora TJ, Wilcox MH. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: 2017 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 19; 66(7):e1-e48. View abstract
  2. McDonald LC, Gerding DN, Johnson S, Bakken JS, Carroll KC, Coffin SE, Dubberke ER, Garey KW, Gould CV, Kelly C, Loo V, Shaklee Sammons J, Sandora TJ, Wilcox MH. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: 2017 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 19; 66(7):987-994. View abstract
  3. Matte GS, Sandora TJ, Howe RJ, Regan WL, Potter-Bynoe G, Neal JR, Del Nido PJ. A novel wall water system for cardiopulmonary bypass may reduce the risk of aerosolized infection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Mar 07. View abstract
  4. Brennan-Krohn T, Ozonoff A, Sandora TJ. Adherence to guidelines for testing and treatment of children with pharyngitis: a retrospective study. BMC Pediatr. 2018 02 09; 18(1):43. View abstract
  5. Winn AS, Emans SJ, Newman LR, Sandora TJ. Promoting Resident Professional Development Using Scholarly Academies. Acad Pediatr. 2018 May - Jun; 18(4):477-479. View abstract
  6. Mehrotra P, Jang J, Gidengil C, Sandora TJ. Attributable Cost of Clostridium difficile Infection in Pediatric Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Dec; 38(12):1472-1477. View abstract
  7. Flett KB, Bousvaros A, Carpenter J, Millrinen CE, Martin P, Sandora TJ. Reducing Redundant Anaerobic Therapy Through Spaced Education and Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Nov 20. View abstract
  8. Mehrotra P, Quinonez LG, Surana NK, Pollock N, Sandora TJ. Clinical Utility of Preimplantation Homograft Cultures in Patients Undergoing Congenital Cardiac Surgery. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Jun 01; 6(2):202-204. View abstract
  9. Kinlay J, Sandora TJ. A qualitative study to identify reasons for Clostridium difficile testing in pediatric inpatients receiving laxatives or stool softeners. Am J Infect Control. 2017 May 01; 45(5):539-541. View abstract
  10. Cocoros NM, Priebe GP, Logan LK, Coffin S, Larsen G, Toltzis P, Sandora TJ, Harper M, Sammons JS, Gray JE, Goldmann D, Horan K, Burton M, Checchia PA, Lakoma M, Sims S, Klompas M, Lee GM. A Pediatric Approach to Ventilator-Associated Events Surveillance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 03; 38(3):327-333. View abstract
  11. Scanlon P, Flaherty K, Reilly EA, Barth EG, Potter-Bynoe G, Cardini J, Riley AM, McAdam AJ, Sandora TJ. Association Between Storage Interval and Contamination of Reprocessed Flexible Endoscopes in a Pediatric Gastrointestinal Procedural Unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 02; 38(2):131-135. View abstract
  12. Brennan-Krohn T, Pica N, Sandora TJ, McAdam A. The Brief Case: Safe To Go Back in the Water? Vibrio parahaemolyticus Wound Infection Associated with Brackish Water. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 06; 54(6):1414-1415. View abstract
  13. Brennan-Krohn T, Pica N, Sandora TJ, McAdam A. Closing the Brief Case: Safe To Go Back in the Water? Vibrio parahaemolyticus Wound Infection Associated with Brackish Water. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 06; 54(6):1672. View abstract
  14. Sandora TJ, Fung M, Melvin P, Graham DA, Rangel SJ. National Variability and Appropriateness of Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis in US Children's Hospitals. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Jun 01; 170(6):570-6. View abstract
  15. Cocoros NM, Kleinman K, Priebe GP, Gray JE, Logan LK, Larsen G, Sammons J, Toltzis P, Miroshnik I, Horan K, Burton M, Sims S, Harper M, Coffin S, Sandora TJ, Hocevar SN, Checchia PA, Klompas M, Lee GM. Ventilator-Associated Events in Neonates and Children--A New Paradigm. Crit Care Med. 2016 Jan; 44(1):14-22. View abstract
  16. Flett KB, Ozonoff A, Graham DA, Sandora TJ, Priebe GP. Impact of Mandatory Public Reporting of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections on Blood Culture and Antibiotic Utilization in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Aug; 36(8):878-85. View abstract
  17. Bender JM, Virgallito M, Newland JG, Sammons JS, Thorell EA, Coffin SE, Pavia AT, Sandora TJ, Hersh AL. Infection prevention and control practices in children's hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 May; 36(5):597-600. View abstract
  18. Kinlay J, Flaherty K, Scanlon P, Mehrotra P, Potter-Bynoe G, Sandora TJ. Barriers to the use of face protection for standard precautions by health care providers. Am J Infect Control. 2015 Feb; 43(2):169-70. View abstract
  19. Coffin SE, Klieger SB, Duggan C, Huskins WC, Milstone AM, Potter-Bynoe G, Raphael B, Sandora TJ, Song X, Zerr DM, Lee GM. Central line-associated bloodstream infections in neonates with gastrointestinal conditions: developing a candidate definition for mucosal barrier injury bloodstream infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Nov; 35(11):1391-9. View abstract
  20. Dubberke ER, Carling P, Carrico R, Donskey CJ, Loo VG, McDonald LC, Maragakis LL, Sandora TJ, Weber DJ, Yokoe DS, Gerding DN. Strategies to prevent Clostridium difficile infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep; 35 Suppl 2:S48-65. View abstract
  21. Marschall J, Mermel LA, Fakih M, Hadaway L, Kallen A, O'Grady NP, Pettis AM, Rupp ME, Sandora T, Maragakis LL, Yokoe DS. Strategies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jul; 35(7):753-71. View abstract
  22. Dubberke ER, Carling P, Carrico R, Donskey CJ, Loo VG, McDonald LC, Maragakis LL, Sandora TJ, Weber DJ, Yokoe DS, Gerding DN. Strategies to prevent Clostridium difficile infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 Update. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jun; 35(6):628-45. View abstract
  23. Sandora TJ, Graham DA, Conway M, Dodson B, Potter-Bynoe G, Margossian SP. Impact of needleless connector change frequency on central line-associated bloodstream infection rate. Am J Infect Control. 2014 May; 42(5):485-9. View abstract
  24. Ganapathi L, Pierre K, Hollowell M, Sandora TJ. An adolescent presenting with a pleural mass. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 May; 53(5):504-6. View abstract
  25. Sandora TJ, Gerner-Smidt P, McAdam AJ. What's your subtype? The epidemiologic utility of bacterial whole-genome sequencing. Clin Chem. 2014 Apr; 60(4):586-8. View abstract
  26. Sandora TJ. Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control for Children: Report From the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Pediatric Leadership Council. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Mar; 3(1):4-6. View abstract
  27. Demirjian A, Finkelstein Y, Nava-Ocampo A, Arnold A, Jones S, Monuteaux M, Sandora TJ, Patterson A, Harper MB. A randomized controlled trial of a vancomycin loading dose in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Nov; 32(11):1217-23. View abstract
  28. Sammons JS, Gerber JS, Tamma PD, Sandora TJ, Beekmann SE, Polgreen PM, Hersh AL. Diagnosis and Management of Clostridium difficile Infection by Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physicians. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Mar; 3(1):43-8. View abstract
  29. Klieger SB, Potter-Bynoe G, Quach C, Sandora TJ, Coffin SE. Beyond the bundle: a survey of central line-associated bloodstream infection prevention practices used in US and Canadian pediatric hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Nov; 34(11):1208-10. View abstract
  30. Zaghi J, Zhou J, Graham DA, Potter-Bynoe G, Sandora TJ. Improving stethoscope disinfection at a children's hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Nov; 34(11):1189-93. View abstract
  31. Lamousé-Smith ES, Weber S, Rossi RF, Neinstedt LJ, Mosammaparast N, Sandora TJ, McAdam AJ, Bousvaros A. Polymerase chain reaction test for Clostridium difficile toxin B gene reveals similar prevalence rates in children with and without inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Sep; 57(3):293-7. View abstract
  32. Schwenk HT, Graham DA, Sharma TS, Sandora TJ. Vancomycin Use for Pediatric Clostridium difficile Infection Is Increasing and Associated with Specific Patient Characteristics. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Sep; 57(9):4307-4313. View abstract
  33. Kociolek LK, Sandora TJ. National variability in surveillance, testing, and infection prevention for Clostridium difficile infection in pediatric populations. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Oct; 41(10):933-5. View abstract
  34. Buber J, Bergersen L, Lock JE, Gauvreau K, Esch JJ, Landzberg MJ, Valente AM, Sandora TJ, Marshall AC. Bloodstream infections occurring in patients with percutaneously implanted bioprosthetic pulmonary valve: a single-center experience. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jun; 6(3):301-10. View abstract
  35. Sandora TJ, Dolan SA, Harbarth S, Huang SS, McAdam AJ, Milstone AM. Identifying antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitalized patients: what is the role of active-surveillance cultures? Clin Chem. 2013 Nov; 59(11):1556-60. View abstract
  36. Kelly MS, Conway M, Wirth KE, Potter-Bynoe G, Billett AL, Sandora TJ. Microbiology and risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infections among pediatric oncology outpatients: a single institution experience of 41 cases. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Mar; 35(2):e71-6. View abstract
  37. Hong H, Morrow DF, Sandora TJ, Priebe GP. Disinfection of needleless connectors with chlorhexidine-alcohol provides long-lasting residual disinfectant activity. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Aug; 41(8):e77-9. View abstract
  38. Sandora TJ, Esbenshade JC, Bryant KA. Pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training in healthcare epidemiology: a national needs assessment. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Feb; 34(2):195-9. View abstract
  39. Sandora TJ, Goldmann DA. Preventing lethal hospital outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 06; 367(23):2168-70. View abstract
  40. Hermos CR, Sandora TJ, Williams LE, Mosammaparast N, McAdam AJ. Changing epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in paediatric intensive-care units. Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Sep; 141(9):1983-92. View abstract
  41. Flett K, Youngster I, Huang J, McAdam A, Sandora TJ, Rennick M, Smole S, Rogers SL, Nix WA, Oberste MS, Gellis S, Ahmed AA. Hand, foot, and mouth disease caused by coxsackievirus a6. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Oct; 18(10):1702-4. View abstract
  42. Brigham KS, Woods ER, Steltz SK, Sandora TJ, Blood EA. Randomized controlled trial of an immunization recall intervention for adolescents. Pediatrics. 2012 Sep; 130(3):507-14. View abstract
  43. Tamma PD, Sandora TJ. Clostridium difficile Infection in Children: Current State and Unanswered Questions. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2012 Sep; 1(3):230-43. View abstract
  44. Sandora TJ. Hand sanitizer and cough hygiene can reduce the number of influenza A infections in school children. J Pediatr. 2012 May; 160(5):881-2. View abstract
  45. Muniz J, Sethi RK, Zaghi J, Ziniel SI, Sandora TJ. Predictors of stethoscope disinfection among pediatric health care providers. Am J Infect Control. 2012 Dec; 40(10):922-5. View abstract
  46. Sandora TJ, McAdam AJ. Photo quiz: an 11-year-old with abdominal pain. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Apr; 50(4):1139, 1508. View abstract
  47. Kelly M, Conway M, Wirth K, Potter-Bynoe G, Billett AL, Sandora TJ. Moving CLABSI prevention beyond the intensive care unit: risk factors in pediatric oncology patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Nov; 32(11):1079-85. View abstract
  48. Sandora TJ, Fung M, Flaherty K, Helsing L, Scanlon P, Potter-Bynoe G, Gidengil CA, Lee GM. Epidemiology and risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Jul; 30(7):580-4. View abstract
  49. Rangel SJ, Fung M, Graham DA, Ma L, Nelson CP, Sandora TJ. Recent trends in the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatric surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Feb; 46(2):366-71. View abstract
  50. Wylie MC, Graham DA, Potter-Bynoe G, Kleinman ME, Randolph AG, Costello JM, Sandora TJ. Risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infection in pediatric intensive care units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Oct; 31(10):1049-56. View abstract
  51. Sandora TJ. Prevention of healthcare-associated infections in children: new strategies and success stories. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2010 Aug; 23(4):300-5. View abstract
  52. Nakamura MM, McAdam AJ, Sandora TJ, Moreira KR, Lee GM. Higher prevalence of pharyngeal than nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage in pediatric intensive care units. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Aug; 48(8):2957-9. View abstract
  53. Costello JM, Graham DA, Morrow DF, Morrow J, Potter-Bynoe G, Sandora TJ, Pigula FA, Laussen PC. Risk factors for surgical site infection after cardiac surgery in children. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun; 89(6):1833-41; discussion 1841-2. View abstract
  54. Sandora TJ, Smole SC, Lee GM, Chung S, Williams L, McAdam AJ. Test characteristics of commercial influenza assays for detecting pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Mar; 29(3):261-2. View abstract
  55. Brigham KS, Sandora TJ. Neisseria meningitidis: epidemiology, treatment and prevention in adolescents. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Aug; 21(4):437-43. View abstract
  56. Gaies MG, Morris SA, Hafler JP, Graham DA, Capraro AJ, Zhou J, Landrigan CP, Sandora TJ. Reforming procedural skills training for pediatric residents: a randomized, interventional trial. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):610-9. View abstract
  57. Costello JM, Graham DA, Morrow DF, Potter-Bynoe G, Sandora TJ, Laussen PC. Risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infection in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Jul; 10(4):453-9. View abstract
  58. Sandora TJ, Desai R, Miko BA, Harper MB. Assessing quality indicators for pediatric community-acquired pneumonia. Am J Med Qual. 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):419-27. View abstract
  59. Sandora TJ, Pfoh E, Lee GM. Adverse events after administration of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine to healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Apr; 30(4):389-91. View abstract
  60. Gidengil CA, Sandora TJ, Lee GM. Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccination of adults in the USA. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2008 Jul; 7(5):621-34. View abstract
  61. Sandora TJ, Gidengil CA, Lee GM. Pertussis vaccination for health care workers. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2008 Jul; 21(3):426-34. View abstract
  62. Sandora TJ, Shih MC, Goldmann DA. Reducing absenteeism from gastrointestinal and respiratory illness in elementary school students: a randomized, controlled trial of an infection-control intervention. Pediatrics. 2008 Jun; 121(6):e1555-62. View abstract
  63. Costello JM, Morrow DF, Graham DA, Potter-Bynoe G, Sandora TJ, Laussen PC. Systematic intervention to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. Pediatrics. 2008 May; 121(5):915-23. View abstract
  64. Gaies MG, Landrigan CP, Hafler JP, Sandora TJ. Assessing procedural skills training in pediatric residency programs. Pediatrics. 2007 Oct; 120(4):715-22. View abstract
  65. Taveras EM, Sandora TJ, Shih MC, Ross-Degnan D, Goldmann DA, Gillman MW. The association of television and video viewing with fast food intake by preschool-age children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Nov; 14(11):2034-41. View abstract
  66. Sandora TJ, Taveras EM, Shih MC, Resnick EA, Lee GM, Ross-Degnan D, Goldmann DA. A randomized, controlled trial of a multifaceted intervention including alcohol-based hand sanitizer and hand-hygiene education to reduce illness transmission in the home. Pediatrics. 2005 Sep; 116(3):587-94. View abstract
  67. Sandora TJ, Harper MB. Pneumonia in hospitalized children. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2005 Aug; 52(4):1059-81, viii. View abstract
  68. Sandora TJ, Goldmann DA. Medical errors detected and corrected by a pediatric infectious diseases consultation service. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 Apr; 26(4):417-20. View abstract
  69. Sandora TJ, Bernstein HH. Neonatal jaundice, animal-induced injuries, and immunizations. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2001 Aug; 13(4):377-85. View abstract